Can I have the Shingrix vaccine while on Prolia?

This week we’re bringing you the another question submitted by our one of our clients and social media followers! If you have a question you’d like to submit, please email us here.

Question:
Can I have the Shingrix vaccine while on Prolia?

Answer:
Prolia is a biologic medication used to treat osteoporosis.  It is not a immunosuppressive treatment and any vaccine (live or non-live) can be given while on Prolia.  Shingrix is a non-live vaccine so not only is it safe to give with Prolia, it can be given while on other types of biologic therapies, such as those used to treat autoimmune diseases.

Carolyn Whiskin is the Pharmacy Manager for Charlton Health.  Carolyn specializes in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, pharmaceutical compounding, women’s health, pain and smoking cessation. Carolyn has won provincial and national awards for her commitment to patient care and public service.

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